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Spectrum Music presents: ‘Tower of Babel’

Saturday, June 04 2016, 7:15pm - 8:00pm
‘Tower of Babel’ A concert presented by Spectrum Music Saturday, June 4, 2016 Pre-Concert Chat 7:15pm, Concert 8:00 pm Tickets: $15/$10 Student About Tower of Babel: A symbol of both universal oneness and division, the iconic story of the Tower of Babel is a common thread in Christian, Islamic, and Jewish religious texts. All people united to build a tower that reached the sky, but God intervened, fracturing them with incommunicable language barriers.The story attempts to explain or describe the historic division of the human race into language and culture groups. Can this ancient story shed light on the plight of divisive modern nation states and religious groups? Can it remind us that the sky itself is truly the limit if we can overcome our perceived differences? Spectrum uses this musical retelling to traverse and celebrate cultural and religious diversity. Featuring globally-acclaimed Oud player Amos Hoffman in an ensemble under the musical direction of pianist and composer Noam Lemish. About Spectrum: Spectrum is a group of Canadian composers who create and present a contemporary hybrid of jazz and classical music. They create innovative, genre-defying themed concerts which explore intersections between subcultures in Canada, and host a diverse array of composers and musicians. “Who says art music has to be stuffy?” explains former Artistic Director Ben Dietschi, “Our concert themes explore points where art music collides with the real world.” Spectrum facilitates the creation and performance of new Canadian compositions, to enrich and inspire without boundaries. For more information: Shannon Graham – Managing Artistic Director, Spectrum Music 416-937-6180
Location: Alliance Francaise Theater
24 Spadina Road Ave. Toronto, Ontario.


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